Happy Memorial Day!
Today America honors her fallen veterans who served our country and paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
My dad and my uncle were both Navy veterans, while my father-in-law served in the Army and my brother-in-law served as a proud Marine. They're all gone from our lives, but never forgotten. I never got to meet my husband's father, but I miss my dad, my uncle, and my brother-in-law all the time - especially on Memorial Day.
With the drawdown of our troops, the closing of OWH (Operation Write Home) will take place later this year, so I've been on a mission to fill my final box of cards and send them in by the deadline of August 1st. I'm using stamps and supplies that I've acquired through the years specifically intended for cards for our military and OWH.
Today's card uses a stamped image from Heartfelt Creations that I borrowed from my friend Mary Anne some time ago. For some reason I hoarded it, probably because I liked it so much. (I worked in flag manufacturing for the better part of my life, so that may have something to do with it?) It's time to let it go now, and send it in for someone else to enjoy. I used a Hero Arts sentiment with a navy cardbase, and cut the panels with Lil Inker stitched rectangles and this was done. I'm going to miss making cards like this, but I thought it was ideal to post it on Memorial day, since I'm especially missing my heroes today.
Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you a great day of remembrance for your loved ones as well.